April 18, 2012
BP Settlement Details: Agreement filed with court for preliminary approval
On Wednesday, April 18, 2012, BP and the attorneys suing on behalf of hundreds of thousands of individuals and businesses affected by the Deepwater Horizon disaster submitted a settlement to U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier in New Orleans for approval.
Judge Barbier will hold a closed-door conference on the lawsuits on May 3, 2012. Both parties have also requested a fairness hearing on Nov. 8, 2012, prior to the settlement's final approval and have asked that any trial over liability be postponed until after the hearing.
Read the Deepwater Horizon class action settlement agreements:
Motley Rice lawyers are working to assist business owners, seafood processors, wetland property owners, cleanup workers and other citizens with losses related to the oil spill. Please contact Motley Rice lawyers Kevin Dean or John Baden by email or at 1.800.216.9170 if you would like to talk about the proposed classes and your rights under the settlement.